REVIEWED BY: CINEMA LATTE
GRADE: 1 OUT OF 5 REELS
RELEASE DATE: JULY 23, 2013
DISC INFORMATION: 1 disc, color, widescreen
RUNNING TIME: 95 minutes
SPECIAL FEAUTURES: Deleted Scenes and “House Party 5: Keeping it Old School” featurette
RATED: R for sexual content, crude humor, language, drug and alcohol use all involving teens
STARRING: Zac Goodspeed, Tristin Mays, Tequan Richmond, Ambrose Uren, Julian Works, Rolonda Watts, and Gary Anthony Williams
House Party 5 finds straight-A, college bound Chris alone in the house for a weekend and his best friend Dylan inviting a record promoter and a handful of high school kids over for a party. What could go wrong? Everything! Especially when you throw the girl of his dreams into the mix with her psycho boyfriend in tow. Can Chris survive the night and keep all of the night’s activities from his parents?
This movie is exactly what you would expect from a teen angst movie with sex, drugs, liquor, and immaturity. And to think, they have made FIVE of these?!? Wow! This movie helps sum up what is wrong with today’s youth, in my opinion.
Filled with crude jokes, foul language mixed with “gansta” lingo, shallow characters, bullying, mean spirited pranks and comments, and loud music; this movie is NOT something that I would pick out for anyone that I know to watch. This movie is repulsive and offensive in several places. The generic stereo-types are portrayed, tortured, and humiliated throughout the party. Fat jokes, nerd jokes, and lots of other inappropriate jokes.
Of course they are trying to appeal to the new age of teen movies with a rap off in the school yard, a dance off at the party, and a DJ spin off at the party. Talk about boring and overdone. The commentary by Kid ‘n Play in the featurette left questions about their sanity and sobriety. Especially for Kid, Christopher Reid. Reid may have partaken of one hundred too many parties.
Disappointing, disrespectful, immature, offensive, and repulsive; the movie has it all. I can’t believe that they have made FIVE of these, but they continue along the same juvenile and delinquent path as the others. Not worth the time for a rental, pay-per-view, or even for free on cable/TV. Avoiding this movie is my recommendation, unless you just really love these types of movies. Definitely not my cup of tea.
That’s my review and I’m sticking to it.